As more and more people live longer lives, we need to make sure the elderly ones we love have safe places to live out the end of their lives. For some families, this may work out as having an elderly loved one move in with their kids, or continuing to live in their own home alone. Installing safety features, such as safety bars to hold or floor grips to prevent tripping, can help. Updating gas and fire detectors can be life-saving for the forgetful elderly.
- With increased health and longevity, people who are aged are remaining independent longer.
- Prevent falls by accessing/ removing tripping hazards, have adequate lighting and safety bars.
- Make sure to install, test and maintain fire detection systems and remove fire hazards.
“Let’s face it, we don’t always hear the greatest stories about putting our parents in nursing homes and after all, we want them to enjoy the back-end of their lives, right?”